CAO CODE : LY 346 This two year programme is for those with a passion for and interest in culinary arts and food. If you want to become Ireland’s next ‘top chef’, this may be the programme for you and this is most definitely the school in which to learn these skills. The course requires a lot of hard work and dedication but the rewards are endless. As a professional chef you need to be creative with food. You also have to understand the science of food (including food safety), changing kitchen technologies and the business aspects of catering operations. The kitchen is at the heart of all sectors of tourism and hospitality and with a never-ending sequence of meals to prepare for customers, work can be demanding. In return, a good chef will enjoy status, respect and a rewarding salary.